Lewis, Clarence Irving

Lewis, Clarence Irving
American logician and philosopher. After teaching briefly in California, Lewis taught at Harvard from 1920 until his retirement. Although he wrote extensively on most central philosophical topics, he is remembered principally as a critic of the extensional nature of modern logic, and as the founding father of modal logic . His two independent proofs showing that from a contradiction anything follows, still constitute the main problem for developing a relevance logic, using a notion of entailment stronger than that of strict implication . His works include A Survey of Symbolic Logic (1918) and Mind and the World-order (1929).

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  • Clarence Irving Lewis — Full name Clarence Irving Lewis Born April 12, 1883 Stoneham, Massachusetts Died February 3, 1964 Cambridge, Massachusetts Era 20th century philosophy Region Western Philosophy …   Wikipedia

  • Clarence Irving Lewis — (12 de abril de 1883, Stoneham Massachusetts 3 de febrero de 1964 Cambridge), usualmente citado como C. I. Lewis, fue un filósofo y catedrático estadounidense, fundador del pragmatismo conceptual. Primero destacó como lógico, luego se decantó por …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clarence Irving Lewis — (* 12. April 1883 in Stoneham, Massachusetts; † 3. Februar 1964 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) war ein amerikanischer Logiker und Philosoph, der an der Harvard University Philosophie studiert hatte, u.a. bei Josiah Royce. Er lehrte von 1911 bis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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